Voting is underway to determine Warsaw’s best new buildings as part of the sixth edition of the Nagroda Architektoniczna Prezydenta m.st. Warszawy awards.
A collaboration between City Hall and the Warsaw Branch of the Association of Polish Architects, the Mazovian District Chamber of Architects of the Republic of Poland and the Warsaw Branch of the Society of Polish Town Planners, last year’s top prizes were scooped by the revamped Zodiak pavilion and the Nowogrodzka Square office building.
Split into six different categories, prizes will be issued for public architecture, commercial architecture, residential architecture, regeneration, public space design and best architectural event.
Additionally, special awards will be handed to the best ecological solution, the building offering the best disabled facilities and the Grand Prix winner.
Meanwhile, the prestigious Residents Prize will be decided by a public poll that will close on October 11th.
With the ongoing pandemic still a primary concern, panel discussions between jury members will be conducted remotely whilst the traditional gala will be held via an online event.
As is stands, key nominees to look out for include Fort Służew, the Museum of Wola and Warsaw Children’s Hospital (in the regeneration category), the Potocka housing project in the residential architecture category, the Puro Hotel and the Vector office block (commercial architecture), the latest stretch of the riverfront boulevards (public space) and the latest batch of metro stations unveiled as part of the second underground line.
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